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    Conservatives urged to adopt ‘Twiplomacy’ in foreign affairs
    Aug09

    Conservatives urged to adopt ‘Twiplomacy’ in foreign affairs

    Canada is increasingly relying on a new style of diplomacy — called “Twiplomacy” — that takes place in bite-sized increments of 140 characters or less. Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government is turning to social media in an effort to engage in online diplomacy, practise “open policy development” and...

    Blast in Ukraine’s Capital Stirs Fears of New Conflict
    Aug09

    Blast in Ukraine’s Capital Stirs Fears of New Conflict

    The explosion, which injured at least two people, came as protest barricades and tents still stand in the central square months after demonstrations that toppled the government. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russian leader of eastern Ukraine rebellion cedes fight to locals
    Aug09

    Russian leader of eastern Ukraine rebellion cedes fight to locals

    The flagging pro-Russia rebellion in eastern Ukraine has a new leader fighting to keep control of the militants’ most important stronghold following the resignation of a Russian citizen who had directed the insurgency since it began more than four months ago. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Kyiv Battles Separatists Along Border;  Proposes New Sanctions
    Aug09

    Kyiv Battles Separatists Along Border; Proposes New Sanctions

    Ukrainian government forces battled Russian-backed separatists in eastern regions Friday, a top official said, as Kyiv proposed sanctions against dozens of Russian companies and individuals. The fighting came as Ukraine’s armed forces tightened cordons in and around the cities of Donetsk and Luhansk, the last remaining strongholds for...

    Kyiv Unveils ‘Terrorism’ Sanctions Against Russian Citizens, Companies
    Aug09

    Kyiv Unveils ‘Terrorism’ Sanctions Against Russian Citizens, Companies

    Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says the Ukrainian government is proposing that sanctions be imposed by Ukraine against 172 citizens from Russia and other countries and 65 Russian companies who are financing “terrorism” in the country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Obama Can Ignore Public Opinion on Foreign Policy
    Aug09

    Obama Can Ignore Public Opinion on Foreign Policy

    War-weary after the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and reeling financially from the Great Recession, the public wants U.S. leaders to focus more at home and shoulder far fewer burdens abroad. The public certainly rejects more American “boots on the ground,” and will strongly resist the new U.S. advisers and air strikes in Iraq. MoreIraq...

    Iran Gives Russia Its Best Chance to Hit Back Against Western Sanctions
    Aug09

    Iran Gives Russia Its Best Chance to Hit Back Against Western Sanctions

    At the end of April, once the first round of Western sanctions against Russia had taken effect, Vladimir Putin warned the U.S. and Europe that he would not let the assault on Russia go unpunished. “The Russian government has already proposed some retaliatory steps,” the Russian President said, and he would “have to think...

    New Ukraine rebel leader gives Moscow distance from mutiny
    Aug09

    New Ukraine rebel leader gives Moscow distance from mutiny

    A Ukrainian has replaced a Russian at the helm of the insurgency in eastern Ukraine and declared that he wants “only moral support” from Moscow, as the Kremlin apparently tries to rebut Western claims that it is calling the shots among the rebels. …read more Source: CTV...

    US warns Russia that any intervention in Ukraine would be viewed as ‘an invasion of Ukraine’
    Aug08

    US warns Russia that any intervention in Ukraine would be viewed as ‘an invasion of Ukraine’

    The United States is warning Russia that any further intervention in Ukraine would be viewed as “an invasion of Ukraine.” U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power delivered the warning Friday at a Security Council meeting on Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    Dutch experts identify 23 Ukraine plane victims
    Aug08

    Dutch experts identify 23 Ukraine plane victims

    Twenty-three victims aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have been identified so far, the Dutch-led forensic team working on their remains said Friday. …read more Source: Miami...